Oyemi called out of the blue with an unusual but fun brief. As she lives in Nigeria and her son is boarding at a school in Kent, Oyemi was keen to find short-term accommodation near the school so she could provide a base for her and her son so she can help him during his exam period. As she wasn’t able to come over to the UK herself she wanted us to be her eyes and ears and find somewhere for her in the right place and at the right price.
We put our heads together and thought that the best avenues for this search would be to check out what our serviced apartment contacts had to offer, short-term holiday lets and of course air bnbs. Although our serviced accommodation contacts did their best the timings did not work out. We did find a few lovely places through our holiday let contacts but one was just a little too small and the other couldn’t cover the whole period. Thankfully after checking availability with a number of air bnb’s we struck lucky and found a great apartment with views of the river, beautifully furnished and had availability for the whole 3 month period. We sent the details to Oyemi who loved it so we arranged to meet the owner and took a FT video, forwarded it to Oyemi, agreed the terms with the owner and then Oyemi sorted out the finances.
Oyemi couldn’t have been happier with our selection when she came over on a flying visit with her husband. We arranged to meet her at the property with the owner.
We’d succeeded in finding Oyemi a lovely property within budget, in a town, close to a station and near the school. Well done us!!
We also provided Oyemi with a welcome and settling in service pack, with information of the local surgeries. supermarkets, arts, cultural and sporting activities.